Would you like to help a Bird Conservation NGO on the Osa Peninsula with their research and education all around the topic of exotic birds? Then you should volunteer on our Bird Conservation project!
- Age requirement: 18+ years
- Working Schedule: 5 days a week for 6 – 8 hours a day
- Language requirement: You must speak English and a basic level of Spanish would be an advantage, but it is not necessary.
- Costs: A one week experience costs 449 USD, and add on 149 USD for each additional week.
- Accommodation: Host family
- Food: 3 meals daily
- Location: Puerto Jimenez, Osa Peninsula, Southern Costa Rica
- We provide: 24/7 emergency telephone support
- Optional: A letter of recommendation and certificate at the end of your volunteer time
The Bird Conservation project is a registered 501-C3 non-profit conservation organization that needs help with their conservation efforts. The founder of this project is an ornithologist and a resident of the Osa Peninsula in Costa Rica. The goal of the Bird Conservation project is to protect the birds and their habitats through research and education.
As a volunteer on this project you will help the bird conservation project with the ongoing research on birds, you’ll help educate children and adults about birds and their protection, and you’ll help plan activities and events around bird conservation. A lot of work is also based from the office and you’ll be required to have your own laptop and help with website content, facebook and social media posting, data entry and analysis, and fundraising activities. During your volunteer time you will also learn more about the different species and also will learn how to identify birds in Costa Rica.
The activities at the bird conservation project change from year to year and depend on the season of your volunteer time. If you would like to know the specific tasks for your volunteer time, you need to contact Green Life Volunteers, and we’ll be able to let you know what the project needs help with during the time you’d like to help out.
Volunteer’s responsibilities include:
- Collect and process data
- Planting native plants for the birds
- Teach schoolchildren more about birds
- Update and maintain social media and the website
- Working with GPS devices
- Field work – counting and identifying birds
- Help with fundraising activities
- Collaborate with local business and non-governmental organizations
An ideal volunteer on this project has a passion for birds. You should have your own laptop that you can bring to Costa Rica to work on. You must know how to work with Microsoft Office products such as Excel and Word. It would be a plus if you know how to work with design software (for example Adobe Photoshop or Illustrator). You do not need a degree for this project. You should be 18 years of age or older.
The costs for this project are:
- First week’s fee: $ 449
- Every Additional Week: $ 149 (It does not matter many weeks you choose, this fee stays the same)
Not included in our costs:
- National and International flights
- Travel insurance
- Visa costs
- Additional travel
- Any additional food or snacks besides the host family meals
- First night in San Joe in a hostel
- Transport to and from the project from San Jose
- Last night in San Jose in a hostel
- Taxis and airport shuttles
- Other personal expenses
This is the GLV Handbook for the Bird Conservation Project. This will give you DETAILED info on everything you would need and want to know regarding the project. If you have any other questions, don’t hesitate to contact us!
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